If you were a little skeptical when Heather Dubrow asked Tamra Barney for the lowdown on all her castmates in Real Housewives of Orange County Season 7, Episode 1, the newest Housewife had a good reason to do so: She’d never seen the show before! Wetpaint Entertainment recently spoke with the brunette beauty to find out what she really thinks of her co-stars, her thoughts on doing plastic surgery, and what led her to join RHoOC.
Wetpaint Entertainment: Did you have any preconceived notions about the Housewives before you came on the show? Had you ever seen it before?
Heather Dubrow: I had never seen RHoOC before joining the cast so I had no preconceived notions about any of the ladies on the show. I decided not to watch previous seasons so I could make my own decisions about everyone based on personal experience.
What made you decide to go on the show?
My husband made me do it!
What do you think you bring to the show?
I think (besides being a brunette), I bring an East Coast flair to the cast.
Which Housewife would you say you're closest with and why do you
think you get along?
I have very good relationships with most of the ladies. I'm probably closest with Tamra. We have similarly aged children, and our guys really like each other.
How did you feel about watching Alexis calling you "buttoned-up"
as opposed to "snooty"/"snobby"?
Everyone is entitled to their opinion. It's very difficult to join a group of women — especially on TV! I was a little nervous (as you can imagine), so I think I came off a little more reserved than normal.
Your husband is a plastic surgeon and you've been open about
getting Botox and fillers. Are there any other procedures you think you'd try?
Absolutely! After four kids, your body doesn't go back to normal! I eat very healthy and exercise regularly. Unfortunately you can't "work off" extra tummy skin — so maybe down the road a tummy tuck would be an option.